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Roger Caffin (rcaffin) - BPL Staff

My Locale Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
About Me Research Scientist. Been walking all my life, mainly off-track - we don't have 'trails' here, and I always go with my wife. Summer and winter, lowland and highland, Australia and Europe. Forced into UL gear by heavy packs and increasing age. :-)
Example Gear List at http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/caffins_4_month_gear_list.html

BPL email: roger@backpackinglight.com
CitySydney
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
My Website URLhttp://www.bushwalking.org.au/FAQ/

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All Forum Posts by Roger Caffin

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Re: the mysteries of Apex
Clean living, pure thoughts, innocence ... Good dinner, warm before you went to bed, good hat and thermals, and limited wind. And a bit of luck. Cheers

In Make Your Own Gear » The Insulation Mess
November 17, 1:47pm

Re: Return to Goretex in rainy climates?
> Does the non-Goretex argument still hold? Yep. And keep your DRY WARM clothing well sealed inside your pack. The sad reality is that no matter what you wear, you WILL get wet. Gore's...

In GEAR » Return to Goretex in rainy climates?
November 17, 1:40pm

Re: hiking/running tights reccomendations?
Walmart, $5 or less. Cheers

In GEAR » hiking/running tights reccomendations?
November 17, 1:36pm

Re: Recommend WIDE winter boots?
> I'm a 9.5 2EE, looking for lightweight but GoreTex lined, good grip soles, > preferably a fairly straight last. That has got to be easy! www.newbalance.com Use their search functio...

In GEAR » Recommend WIDE winter boots?
November 17, 2:59am

Re: Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
I am kinda known for sneering at trekking poles most of the time. Off track in our Australian bush they are a total pain and inconvenience. Yes, we (my wife and I) have several sets of UL carbon fi...

In GEAR » Non-trekking pole PCT hikers: do you think trekking poles are actually justified in the Sierra?
November 17, 2:33am

Re: Re: Re: 9 day Overland Track Gear List
> "Dettol: whatever for???" So I don't transfer germs from my hands onto my food as I prepare it. Do you do that at home? Or do you use ordinary soap and water? Noting that soap...

In Gear Lists » 9 day Overland Track Gear List
November 16, 12:49pm

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: how change avatar pic?
Oh, I entirely agree, strange are the ways of computers ... You could try reloading the same (new) avatar photo just to see if you can kick the server into some action. No logic behind that at a...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » how change avatar pic?
November 16, 12:42pm

Re: Re: Can I Cook in my Tent?
> I occasionally use canister stove in my floorless pyramid. Yeah, that works - mostly. I do remember one time when we had >1" of water under the tent though. Yep, the bathtub ground...

In Editor's Roundtable » Can I Cook in my Tent?
November 16, 1:43am

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: how change avatar pic?
Hi Billy It WILL turn up - eventually. Often the picture is cached at your ISP's machine. That is, they keep a local copy so they can feed you the page faster without having to wait for BPL ...

In Website & Forum Admin/Support » how change avatar pic?
November 16, 1:36am

Re: Re: Re: Serious Hole Punch
Really? I must investigate the Neiko punch&die sets then! The RW ones are designed for a heavier guage of steel imho - and the mech has longer handles. Edit: Aha, I see. The Neiko goes up t...

In GEAR » Where can I buy Ti windscreen for Fosters Pot?
November 16, 1:26am

All Reader Reviews by Roger Caffin

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Skinny Skis, Jacksons Hole XC Skis
My wife and I had to re-equip with new XC skis, NNN-BC bindings and boots this year. We found several companies which could supply the models we were looking for and ship overseas (to Australia), and ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
October 28, 3:08pm

Darn Tough Vermont Socks Customer Service
I got a pair of the DTV boot socks in a BGT Test. I gave them hell for four months. It didn't seem to have had any effect on them. Roland B is a very helpful guy too.

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
May 06, 3:53am

Coleman Exponent Xtreme Stove
I have been using the Xtreme in the snow for many years. I have never ever had any problems with it. It lights and runs completely reliably. It will run down to -26 C (-15 F) because the gas mix in t...

In Stoves - White Gas
October 24, 4:17pm

Snow Peak Gigapower Ti
I've used mine for ... many years now. I was initially irritated by the valve off position, but then I wondered: It is otherwise superbly made: what if the valve position is deliberate? Why would th...

In Stoves - Canister
December 29, 10:04pm